How to Build Your Support Team (& Stay in Your Superpower Space)

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I didn’t always know how to build a support team at work. I had to be taught. And each day since, I’ve been grateful for the lesson. Here’s my story. When I led a regional division of a large HR consulting firm, Bridget was my boss Suzanne’s executive assistant. Even though we worked 500 miles […]Read the full post >>

When Back-to-School Means Back to Business: 3 Actions to Take Now

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For kids, back-to-school means buses and backpacks. But for grown-ups like you and me, the turn of the season seems to jump start our drive to get back to business. We’re suddenly motivated to look at the list of goals and projects we conjured up on January 1 and—after our “oh crap” moment of realizing […]Read the full post >>

How to Be Human at Work (& Why It Matters So Much Right Now)

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Sometimes, it’s hard to remember how to be human at work. We’re programmed to avoid showing confusion, sadness, or frustration. We’re trained to ignore when we’re tired, hungry or scared. We’ve become robotic. And now we’re now worried real robots will take our jobs. HA! Joke’s on us, eh? I don’t know about  you, but […]Read the full post >>

Five Ways to Snap Out of Your Own Groundhog Day

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I’m not exactly sure how director/screenwriter Harold Ramis came up with the idea to connect this February faux-holiday with the story of a guy who keeps living the same day over and over until he gets it right, but it’s clear that most of us experience “Groundhog Day” in our workplaces–and on more days than Feb. […]Read the full post >>

Strategies to Find More Time at Work (Without Working More) [VIDEO]

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What would you do if you could find more time at work? What hot projects would get started–or finished? How would you bring your superpowers to work if only you could find more TIME? This topic comes up often when I’m coaching successful business professionals. Based on what I’ve heard from them, I bet you […]Read the full post >>

How to Prevent Career Burnout (Strategies That Work For Real)

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If you search “how to prevent career burnout,” you’ll discover tacit advice like this:  “Get some exercise,” or “Learn to manage your stress,” or “Manage your time better.” Which sounds lovely. But that kind of “wisdom” gives me indigestion. Because if you’re searching “how to prevent career burnout,” here’s one thing I know: You’re already […]Read the full post >>

The Relentless Art of Pruning: How to Grow More Time, Money & Friends

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It sounds counterproductive, right? But the truth is that often the best way to gain more of something important–like time, money, or friends–you have to cut something out. Feels harsh, but it works, every time. And it’s proven every day in the garden. A gardener knows that the best way to make something grow is […]Read the full post >>

Holiday Stress: Tips to Tame It (Today)

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Let’s face it. Managing stress at work is difficult enough. Then along come the holidays. And instead of feeling all the joy and love that the season is supposed to bring, you’re feeling a lot of holiday stress. But the holiday stress monster doesn’t have to eat you alive. You can learn to tame it, […]Read the full post >>

How to Stay Focused on What’s Most Important (10 Days at a Time)

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Recently, I asked my readers to tell me about the business, career & workplace issues that they wished were easier for them right now. Here’s the issue that soared to the top: How to stay focused on what’s most important. Oh, you, too? Good. Means I’m not alone in the struggle. Our to-do lists keep […]Read the full post >>

How to Have More Fun at Work (Fast & Easy & Not Too Cheesy)

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There’s nothing sadder than when your company, well-meaning as it may be, decides you need to  have more fun at work. Because you’ve seen what “fun” means, right? Lame baby picture contests. Saturday picnics that take you away from family time. Artery-clogging snackfests in the break room. I applaud the intent, but think it’s the […]Read the full post >>